Forensics earns 9th place at state
The Lansing High School forensics team placed ninth at the Class 5A state tournament, contested this past weekend in Emporia. Two students earned medals at the event.
Senior Brian Butler earned second place in humorous solo acting for his performance of "This is a Test," and sophomore Monica Tate placed sixth in serious solo acting for her piece, "Sorry."
Sponsor Ken Church said the team was glad to compete, but the results were not what the team had hoped to achieve.
"We were disappointed in the team results only because we had worked so hard and had invested so much of ourselves in this effort," he said.
"I honestly think the kids' disappointment stemmed from their strong desire to win a trophy for their coach in his last season with them.
"My disappointment was similarly rooted in the desire to leave a lasting token of gratitude and respect for my students and Lansing High School, both of whom have given me so much."
Church is retiring from LHS at the end of the school year.